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The Space Lady revisits Earth with a stellar new set of covers and original material for Bongo Joe and Mississippi Records
Reentering our atmosphere five years on from The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits , and an interim split LP with Burnt Ones for Castle Face, San Francisco’s Susan Dietrich Schneider a.k.a. The Space Lady charms our cotton socks off here with delectable takes on the evergreen Be Thankful For What You’ve Got and a very apt version of Rainbow’s Streets of Dreams, plus her own acoustic folk piece, Oh, Brave New World.
“Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of Boston in the late 70s, then San Francisco ten years later, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Following the theft and destruction of her accordion , The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its leading exponents ever since.
After having toured successfully all around the world with her greatest 90s hits record she felt it was time to record new songs... and so did she!”